The Ethics of Drone Strikes: Does Reducing the Cost of Conflict Encourage War?

The Ethics of Drone Strikes: Does Reducing the Cost of Conflict Encourage War?
Title:
The Ethics of Drone Strikes: Does Reducing the Cost of Conflict Encourage War?
Format:
Paperback
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GPO Stock Number:
008-000-01196-6
ISBN:
9781584877004
Description

Armed unmanned aerial vehicles—combat drones—have fundamentally altered the ways the United States conducts military operations aimed at countering insurgent and terrorist organizations. Drone technology is on track to become an increasingly important part of the country’s arsenal, as numerous unmanned systems are in development and will likely enter service in the future. Concerned citizens, academics, journalists, nongovernmental organizations, and policymakers have raised questions about the ethical consequences of drones and issued calls for their military use to be strictly regulated. This level of concern is evidence that the future of drone warfare not only hinges on technical innovations, but also on careful analysis of the moral and political dimensions of war. The use of UAVs made survey participants more likely to support initiating a war, and this was consistent across four principal policy objectives that were the cause for war: counterterrorism, humanitarian intervention, foreign policy restraint, and internal political change.

Audience

Military strategists, analysts, American civilians, and drone technology manufacturers may be interested in this study. Students pursuing coursework in military science, technology innovation, and warfare ethics may want a copy of this volume for continued research on this topic.
 

Product Details

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USA Price:
$10.00
International Price:
$14.00
Publisher:
Defense Dept., Army, U.S. Army War College, Strategic Studies Institute
Author:
  • Walsh, James Igoe
Key Phrases:
  • Drone Aircraft
  • Ethics of Drone Strikes: Does Reducing the Cost of Conflict Encourage War
  • Does Reducing the Cost of Conflict Encourage War?
  • Ethics
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0.3125
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Paper
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1
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1
Record Creation Date:
09/07/2016
Last Status Update:
04/09/2019
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